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Sunday, November 1, 2020

19 Unique Holiday Gifts For Friends And Family

 Looking for a unique gift for the hard to shop for person or a gift that almost anyone would love to receive for a gift?

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 Buying Christmas gifts can be fun but it can also be stressful as there is always that one person on your holiday gift list who is hard to shop for. It seems that there is always one person who seems to have everything they want or they buy themselves everything their heart desires. Then there is the other person who is ultra picky so buying for them is hard. Then there may be the person who is trying to declutter or just wants no gifts and that leaves you at wondering what to buy this friend on your Christmas gift list. So I have a list of gift ideas that would be perfect for the hard-to-shop-for person. Take a look at my unique gift ideas and you may just find the perfect gift for one or more family members or friends.

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 The best part is all these gifts can be purchased online, so no need to leave the house during a virus pandemic. Buying gifts online is a great way to get all the gifts so there is no need to cancel Christmas this year. I included the links to all the gifts to make things super simple to buy your holiday gifts and a lot of the gifts can be bought on Amazon. So if you have Amazon Prime, you can get the Christmas gifts shipped for free.

1. Cold Brew Coffee

 Got a friend or family member who loves coffee? The gift of ready to drink cold brew coffee would be a Christmas gift that would make me happy. I do love coffee and cold brew coffee is so delicious. I usually make homemade cold brew coffee but it can be hard to wait for it to brew for 24 hours. So a gift of ready-made cold brew coffee is always a treat to me.

 Infused with nitrogen and made with the best ingredients on the planet, Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from RISE Brewing Company is a creamy cold brew that can be enjoyed anywhere, for any occasion, and is great for people who are on the go. Busy people will also appreciate a case or two of Nitro Cold Brew Coffee. This delicious coffee comes in several varieties that include Original black and Classic Latte. For those who dairy allergies or are vegan, the nitro cold brew coffee also is available made with oat milk with an Oat Milk Latte, an Oat Milk Mocha, and even a London Fog: Nitro Earl Grey Tea Oat Milk Latte for those who love tea. The delicious drink line also includes several flavors of oat milk that is made with 4 simple ingredients.

The Nitro Cold Brew Coffee and oat milk require no refrigeration and are shelf-stable. RISE is free of harsh chemicals and additives.  RISE is also 70% less acidic than standard coffee and each can contains 80- 180 mg of caffeine.  The award-winning nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee is made with purified water and organic coffee. Nothing else. It’s creamy, naturally sweet, and refreshingly smooth. 

Available HERE and HERE

2. Artisan Chocolate

You can't go wrong with the gift of chocolate as chocolate is a favorite treat for so many people.  A gift of handcrafted chocolate that is made from a bean-to-bar artisan chocolate company that makes their gourmet chocolate from Peruvian single-origin cacao is a very unique holiday gift. 

 Moksha chocolate is an artisan bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Boulder, Colorado. The origins of Moksha can be traced back to the Peruvian village that grows its signature heirloom cacao beans. Moksha makes vegan chocolate that is also soy-free and gluten-free, so your vegan friends will love this gift. For those who enjoy CBD, Moksha makes the most delicious CBD chocolate with Colorado-grown full-spectrum CBD oil or isolate.

 Moksha prides itself on being more than just a bean-to-bar artisan chocolate company and has taken transparency and fair trade to a completely new level. They have created a non-profit focused on “regenerative trade.” This ensures cacao profits return to the farmers in Peru that grow the exact beans that go into Moksha Chocolate.

Available HERE

The 14 Best Unique Gift Ideas For The Hard To Shop For Person

3. Organically Grown Succulents

 There’s been a boom in #plantparents this year, and with good reason. As we all spend more time indoors, plants have been proven to reduce stress, increase productivity, and freshen up the air. While some plants are high-maintenance, others bring along these wellness benefits without much effort. That’s why Succulents Box is a great holiday gift for 2020.

That’s why Succulents Box is really the perfect gift for anyone, including:

+ The hard-to-buy-for person (like a co-worker or your partner’s parents) 

+ The friend who’s into all things wellness 

+ The plant wizard with a magical green thumb

+ The newbie plant parent who’s still getting the hang of things 

+ The person who’s spending more time at home (who isn’t?!) and wants to add some life to their decor.

 Succulents Box delivers low-maintenance, organically grown succulents directly to your door. So that makes gift giving very easy when you can give the gift in person. The gift boxes start at $5.00 and the succulents are organically grown.

Available HERE  

4. Artisanal Honey 

 Nutritious raw honey is a great stocking stuffer option for any foodie. These honey varieties from Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honeare perfect for the person who enjoys rare or exotic treats. 

 Denver-based startup Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey has added two new raw honey varieties to its product line: Brazilian Wild Mint and Brazilian Christmas Berry along with their original California Sage, Montana Clover, and Brazilian Marmeleiro Prateado honey. The new single-origin organic honeys are a “hive to home” honey product. The kinds of honey are 100% pure, unfiltered, unpasteurized, non-blended honey. QR-coded labels on the honey jars allow customers to scan and trace the honey to the single beekeeper who produced it.

 Bee K’onscious only partners with beekeepers that maintain ethical and sustainable beekeeping practices. The company is also committed to packaging their honey in glass jars and shipping to customers using only recyclable, corrugated packaging. 

Available HERE

5. Dryer Balls That Remove Pet Hair

 If you have friends who have pets, then these unique dryer balls are the perfect gift or stocking stuffer. These pet hair removal dryer balls are reusable and so smart.

 As the weather cools down and sweaters come out, pet owners are also breaking out the lint rollers which always seem to miss a few spots, leaving the embarrassing dog and cat fur visible on your clothes. But, with new Pet Hair Remover Dryer Balls, getting rid of hair and fur is as easy as tossing a ball. The reusable foam balls remove animal fur, hair, and other soft debris from clothes without harming fabrics. Simply toss them into the dryer: two or three balls for small loads, and four to five balls for larger ones.

Available HERE

6. Super Soft Bamboo Sheets

 Everyone sleeps and wants the most amazing sleep. These 100% organic bamboo sheets are super soft and are so comfortable to sleep on. I had the chance to review the Sweet Zzz Bamboo sheets on my bed and I loved them. You can check out my Sweet Zzz review HERE.

Made from 100% organic bamboo, the Sweet Zzz bamboo sheets offer the most luxurious and healthy sleep experience. At 400 TC these sheets are the silkiest soft sheets available. Despite their quality and luxury, their price tag is very affordable. The sheets are Made of 100% organic GOTS certified bamboo viscose and come with a 50 Night Risk-Free Trial as well as a lifetime warranty.

Available HERE ~ Make sure to use promo code MOMKNOWSBEST154 to save some money on these soft and silky sheets. 

7. Premium Birch Desktop Monitor Riser

 Since many people are making makeshift desks at the kitchen table, that too can lead to back and neck problems as your computer is at the wrong angle. A simple product that is so smart is the solution to those body aches from sitting at the laptop all day. This Premium Birch Desktop Monitor Riser can help you be more productive with your at-home work. The ergonomic design of Raise™ will de-clutter your workspace and enhance your productivity. It will help elevate your computer monitor to eye-level for optimal ergonomics, reducing neck pain, eye strain, and poor posture.

 This sustainability and eco-friendly desk accessory is so simple yet so smart. This is a must-have computer riser that is perfect for all those Zoom meetings. The Raise will put your face in the right position for the computer web camera so no longer will people see the top of your head or worse the ceiling fan making you look weird. When you place your Chrome Book on this 13-ply Birch veneer plywood stand, it helps you be in a perfect frame for online meetings so there are less embarrassing backgrounds while you are talking with work clients. 

Available HERE 

8. Craft Salsa

 Chips and salsa would make a great Christmas gift for so many people. If you have someone on your holiday gift list who loves salsa, then make them a gift basket that includes salsa that is full of flavor and not heat. Just add chips and other snacks and you have a wonderful gift.

 Inspired by and infused with the sights and sounds of New York City, one-of-a-kind DATG salsa is a salsa that focuses on flavors and not heat levels. DREAMS AREN’T THIS GOOD combines flavors of the South with the sounds and styles of the city that never sleeps. The delicious salsa flavors include The Original, The Fighter (garlic cilantro), Just Dance (jalapeno pineapple), Now or Never (avocado pepper), and Girls Girls Girls (blueberry coconut).  All salsa flavors and tortilla chips are gluten-free, vegan, and contain no preservatives.

DATG offers the freshest clean-label & shelf-stable salsa and tortilla chips on the market. DATG also donates $.05 per jar/bag sold to so many wonderful organizations.

Available HERE 

9. Boozie Freezer Pops

 Looking for a fun gift for someone who is over 21? How about a gift for someone who just turned 21? My middle son just turned 21 and has not had the opportunity to have his first official celebration drink as he is at a military academy that is on a closed campus status and drinking alcohol is frowned upon. He will be overseas on a ship for Christmas and I will be sending him ice pops that are soaked in spirits.

Wreck Beach Boozie Freezie Ice pops are soaked in spirits and a fun way to enjoy alcohol. These boozie freezie pops are guaranteed to make the list of best adult stocking stuffers ever this holiday season! Ice Pops are so nostalgic from childhood. Fueling them with alcohol for adults takes something nostalgic and makes it a tad naughty and oh so good! Introducing Wreck Beach Boozie Freezie, an alcoholic freeze pop product line made with premium spirits, fruit purees and concentrates, a dash of sugar, and sweetened with Monk Fruit, a natural sweetener with no calories.  These fun treats are available in four flavors.

Brisky Frisky Daiquiri ~ Rum Just Had a Snowball Fight With Strawberries, lemons, And Limes.

Glacier Margarita ~  An Icy-Cold Twist on the Southwest’s Best. Blue agave Spirit, Lime, And Salt. 

Sunshine On the Rocks ~ A Tropi-Gold Fruit Twist Over Vodka Coconut Creme, And a Kiss of Sweetness.

VodkaBerry Snow ~ Refreshment Takes a Vodka Splash Through Tart-Sweet Citrus And Berries.

  Wreck BeachBoozie Freezies are available in a 12-pack MixerPack! Less than 100 calories per serving. One taste, and you'll see why being a grown-up is totally worth it!  Arrives unfrozen--making them the ultimate adult stocking stuffer! (21 and over of course.)

Available HERE 

9. For the coffee lover

 Coffee is always a great gift, especially when it is gourmet coffee beans that are a unique blend. Coffee lovers will appreciate a gift of the world's most delicious coffee beans from a sustainable coffee brand. Kahawa 1893 sells coffee roasts in whole bean, ground, and single-serve coffee packs. I tasted the Kenyan Peaberry and it is now my favorite coffee. The bags are so bright and colorful. I love the tasting note visuals that perfectly describe the flavor notes that are present in each variety of coffee.

 Kahawa 1893: Coffee aficionados on your gift list? Skip the plastic pods and send them coffee direct from Kenya's coffee farms, which are abundant with some of the world’s most delicious coffee beans on earth! Kahawa 1893, a sustainable coffee brand, brings the rich flavors of Kenya directly to coffee lovers in the U.S. with a selection of aromatic blends and roasts that will satisfy everyone. Kahawa 1893 is available in 12-ounce beans, ground, and convenient, eco-friendly single-serve coffee packs (which are compostable and ideal for commuting, travel, camping, and more!). Offered in Kenyan Peaberry, Serengeti Blend, Ethiopian, Safari Blend, 1893 Espresso, and Single-Serve Coffee Packs (coffee bags that steep in 5 minutes!), Kawaha 1893 also offers monthly subscriptions, which are great for gift giving! As a black female-owned business, Kahawa 1893 supports the hardworking Kenyan female coffee farmers through its online “customer tipping” program, allowing 100% of proceeds go directly to the female coffee producers that Kahawa 1893 works with. Kahawa 1893 matches all tips to double the impact.

Available HERE

11Self-Watering Grow Kit and Seeds

 Back to the Roots, an organic gardening company has amazing NEW products just for the holiday season. With the brand new Terrarium Kids Grow Kit and the Self-Watering Grow Kit, kids will be excited to get their hands dirty and get their creativity flowing off-screen! Easy and super fun, they will love growing different plants, that they can decorate and make their own. Light up your kid’s holiday season with magic, with a gift they will watch grow. 

 The Self-Watering kit was super simple for my son to "plant" my succulent in. This jar has a hydroponic system that brings the water to my cacti so I don't have to worry about watering my plant. Which is a good thing as I tend to kill plants. 

 Back To The Roots also sells packs of seeds. The seeds are all organic, Non-GMO, US Grown and backed by their Germination Guarantee. I just started a garden this year and loved eating fresh greens all summer. So a gift pack of seeds with other gardening items would make a great gift for a friend who loves to garden. These seeds would also be a great way to introduce your kids to growing food.

Available HERE

12. Canvas Print

 A beautiful canvas print would make a wonderful gift right with everyone staying at home more. I recently transformed a space in my son's bedroom into an office space that is inviting to work in. My son's room was dark and dreary and a canvas print made this space feel like a tropical paradise. I loved that I was able to breathe new life into an area that is now my new office. The plus side of this canvas print is I am able to get more work done.

 Photowall has a huge selection of prints in almost any size and budget. So give the gift of a beautiful work of art. Learn more Here 

Use this exclusive code momknowsbest25 to save 25% off your own canvas print at  Photowall. The code is valid until the 20th of December

13. No Sculls Coffee- An Amazing Coffee Company That Gives Back

 No Sculls Coffee, which launched earlier this year, offers a lot more than a wide array of craft coffee blends. Its brand mission is to support members of the military and first responders with fresh coffee on an ongoing basis. It is an amazing coffee company that gives back to the community.

 Coffee is always a great gift as who does not enjoy or need coffee? This coffee was delicious as it had a nice hint of cinnamon in it. My husband loves adding cinnamon to his coffee and really enjoyed this fresh roasted coffee. As a mom who has two sons in the military, I appreciate companies that give to the military. So think of those on your Christmas list who have connections to the military or first responders in their family and give them the gift of coffee. The coffee is reasonably priced and comes in many blends and flavors so it a gift that would be good for many friends or even teacher gifts.

Available HERE

14. Airthings Wave Mini

 This smart indoor air quality device monitors and detects for airborne toxins, levels of CO2, humidity, and more. Now with mold risk indication! Wave Mini helps with asthma, allergies, sleep, and overall health. The perfect first step to understanding health and comfort levels in any room.

 As a person with allergies and asthma, this is a gift that I would love to receive. This small air quality device would help me be able to know which rooms to use my portable air purifier in more often. When I started using the Wave Mini, I was busy dehydrating carrots in my oven, which meant having the oven on for 12 hours. When I waved my hand in front of the device for an indication of the air quality it gave me a yellow dot which meant the air quality was fair. I did some research and discovered that a gas stove can give off airborne toxins and that I should be running the exhaust fan when in use. Being that the exhaust fan is loud, I chose to run my air purifier instead and that was all I needed to get a green dot on my Wave Mini for clean air in my kitchen.

Available HERE 

15. NEGG® Egg Peeler

  Love deviled eggs but hate peeling eggs? Who doesn't hate peeling hard-boiled eggs? That is why the NEGG®  Egg Peeler makes the perfect holiday gift for so many people. Coldwater and some shaking are all it takes for this hard-boiled egg peeler to work. The hostess gift may not be appropriate right now, but how about a gift for the Zoom organizer or your child's teacher. With more people creating meals at home this egg peeler does make a great gift. 

 Add some delicious NEGG® Deviled Egg Seasoning mixes and the perfect deviled eggs will become a favorite healthy protein snack. The seasoning mixes include Classic, Cajun, Curry, and Smoky Ham flavors. Simply mix the packet contents with mayonnaise and egg yolks. Each packet makes two dozen deviled eggs. 

Available HERE

16. Keto & Paleo Friendly Bakery Goodies

PBH Foods is committed to delivering delicious desserts that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and contain no refined sugars or oils. They offer keto-friendly desserts, paleo-friendly desserts, bagels, and even have vegan icing available! Lots of sweet treats to choose from. Their desserts are the perfect holiday treat. 

 I loved that these delicious cookies and bagels were dairy-free so I could safely enjoy them. This is a gift for your friends who have food allergies, food sensitivities, or special diets. The cookies were soft and tasty. I loved that they were individually wrapped. The bagels had a soft texture but once I sliced them and toasted them, they tasted like a bagel. I loved the everything spice on the bagels.

Available HERE

17. The Lumi Charge 

 The Lumicharge features a built-in LED screen that displays helpful information like the time, date, and temperature to keep you on time and prepared for almost anything. With the built-in motion sensor, you never have to worry about running into anything in the dark again. When you enter a dark room a motion sensor will light up to show you the keys to turn on the Lumicharge. 

This light is pretty cool! Not only is it a desk lamp but it also has a universal wireless charger for cellphones. The display feature shows the date, time, and temperatures. My husband loved the built-in Bluetooth speaker so he can enjoy music from his phone while he works from home. The light is eye-friendly with 3 colors: bright white, white, and yellow. The lamp also can be adjusted in many different angles so my husband can direct his light where he needs it.

The LED light also additional USB ports so my husband can charge other devices. The sides of the lights have places for pens, headphones, and even a smartwatch holder. This is one smart light that is stylish and does not take up much space.

Available HERE

18. Filtered Water Pitcher

A filtered water pitcher would be a nice gift option for almost anyone on your gift list. Everyone drinks water and clean water is always the best, This filtered water pitcher doesn't take much space in the kitchen but could bring healthy purified water to the whole family. 

The Waterdrop pitcher comes in many colors and is so easy to use. This filtered water filter comes with 7-layer filtration to reduce contaminants. The gravity induction indicator reminds you to replace the filter for better water quality. I love that you can fill the water pitcher up without removing the lid. 

Available HERE

19. Taos Culinary Box

 I love supporting local places for the holidays and I also love sending friends and family something unique from my state. For my many family and friends who have not had the opportunity to visit New Mexico, I like sending them unique food items that can be found here. One of the places that I enjoy visiting in New Mexico is the town of Taos. I just love this unique box of goodies.

 The Taos Tourism Department has partnered with  local small businesses in curating locally- made gift boxes for the holiday season.  Available in limited quantities,  the  Wellness and  Culinary  Boxes are available online starting December 1.

 The Taos Culinary Box ($60) includes Chokola Bean to Bar, tea.o.graphy, Taos Honey,  Taos  Hum Hot  Sauce,  Taos  Bakes,  Taos  Toffee, and more.  The  Taos Wellness Box ($80) includes brands Bison Star Naturals, Taos Taos Bee, Taos Herb, Humble Brands, and more. Make it special by bringing a bit of Taos home.

Update: The gift boxes are sold out but you can can still support each of the makers individually.

Available HERE


20. Jerky Gift Baskets

 Manly Man Co. (a veteran-owned business) makes unique gifts for men like Beef Jerky Flowers, Bacon Roses, and Manly Gift Boxes. The Man Man Co. spicy Jerky Gift Baskets would be the perfect gift for friends who love meat. I know that my older son would love this gift.

Check out my other holiday gift guides that feature:

Gifts for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers  

Gifts for health and beauty  

Gifts for teens and tweens   

Which is your favorite holiday or Christmas gift?


Celebrate Woman said...

I could be very happy if somebody brought any of the gifts above. They are usable and very quality!

Kathy said...

These are some great ideas. I see so many that I love too. I would love to try those boozie freezer pops. I bet those are delicious.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Nice ideas. I always love unique gifts. I might have to pass out some of those booze pops ;)

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

These are some great gift ideas! I love the succulent box and I could really use the Birch Desktop Monitor Riser.

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Gervin Khan said...

Those are great stuffs to buy for your loved ones and I already found one for my parents and siblings. Thank you!

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

I need this pet hair removal ball in my life! thank you so much, I buying it now!

Ryan Escat said...

If I was the one to receive, I would probably love the desktop table or the hair catcher. Hehe

Mamacita La Cuponera said...

These Unique Holiday Gifts For Friends And Family are awesome. I am loving the bamboo sheets!

Ivan Jose | Dad On The Move said...

I love reading Christmas gift lists! Never fails to excite me. I want to get anything about coffee. 😀

Granmama15 said...

This is a great list!! I have already pinned it. I have given a small Succulents Box and some Dryer Balls That Remove Pet Hair to my friends. I love plants! They supply us our precious oxygen. I use the dryer balls myself. Thank you for sharing!

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